The winter season may not be favorable to most vegetable crops for your kitchen garden. But these vegetables below prove that some do thrive even in the harshest and coldest weather conditions.
Whether using it in soups, hotpots or stir-fry, cabbage is a versatile leafy green vegetable which can be planted even in the arid and cold condition of winter. It also contains a host of vitamins and minerals to make each meal with cabbage nutritious.
Great for eye health, it’s also a sturdy vegetable plant which can be planted in winter. Though it might just have limited yields per plant, its fruit can grow to a considerable size.
Another wonder vegetable packed with essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is a plant that can thrive even in the coldest season. This plant is also perfect for those with limited space for their gardens. Aside from that, it also has a high yield.
Keeping your soil healthy with its nitrogen-fixing properties, beans planted in winter can produce healthier sprouts. If however, you’ve timed it for a winter harvest, you can dry and store it for future use.
A diverse food product, potatoes are definitely a staple which is a good source of carbohydrates. One can either plant or harvest it during winter. For planting, you can use second-crop potatoes and plant it in loose soil for Christmas potatoes. Timing your planting can give you a harvest time right around Christmastime.
While winter’s cold and dreary season is not usually associated with harvesting or planting, we hope you’ve now changed your planting perspective. With pests discouraged from ravaging crops and hibernate due to the cold, it definitely is one of the prime times to put your seeds and plants to the ground.